Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta AST

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta ASTReviewer's Overall Rating: 9

2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3
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Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Wyandotte, MI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
August 09, 2012

I replaced the OEM tires on my 2010 Mazdaspeed3 with these Kumhos and I really like them and will buy them again. I have been so satisfied that we just bought a set of these tires for my son's 2002 Ford Focus ZX3 with Enkei 17" alloy wheels.

I do not use these tires in the winter as we change our wheels and tires to Bridgestone Blizzaks on steel wheels for the Michigan winters.

I have driven these tires in the rain and they loose a little traction but are more than acceptable. In dry, hot weather, they really are at their best! The front wheel drive Mazdaspeed3 (263hp) has a lot of torque steer and these tires help to keep it under control. A little road noise, but not too bad. These are excellent tires for the money and treadwear is really, really good! I expect to get 40k-50k miles on these, unless a road hazard tears them up as we have poor roads in this part of MI.

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